ERIC Number: ED205611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Supportive Services in Early Childhood Programs, 1979-1980. Technical Summary. Report No. 8127.
Supportive services for early childhood education in the Philadelphia School District included four service areas: medical, dental, social and mental health. In six early childhood programs, 69-100 percent of the children received vision screenings, 44-77 percent received hearing screenings, 54-75 percent received growth screenings, and 73-84 percent received dental screenings. Medical problems were most frequently identified, followed by dental problems; all problems were referred for treatment. In preschool programs, children were served breakfast, lunch and a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack; in Original Follow Through, breakfast and lunch were served. A total of 6239 families were identified as needing social services. Seventy-eight social service workers made 108,319 direct family contacts. A total of 601 children were referred for mental health services. Speech impairments, behavior problems, and learning disabilities were the problems most frequently reported. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.